I think I'll go as a triathlete. Scary!
Friday, October 31, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
This weekend, Barry and I went to a lesser known Singaporean Island, Pulau Ubin, located in the Johor Strait. Here are some of the challenges we faced:
Getting stuck in the past.Being careful of the rather large jackfruits. Then, a vicious dog ate our map:
There wasn't enough parking:And there was clearly a risk of falling coconuts, or sinking into the coconut bog.Please see more pictures of our adventure here.
Friday, October 24, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Lest the media, including this site, convince you that Singapore is immaculate and sterile, here is some evidence to the contrary. Singapore is an eclectic mix of old and new, rich and poor, clean and dirty. I hope these pictures, taken mostly in my neighbourhood, demonstrate some of this depth of character (cigarette butt shown for size).
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Here is the lesser known fast food icon, the Dosa Man of Komala's Southern Indian Vegetarian fast food. Known for its yummy fried goodness, sometimes surprising fillings, and flavourful accompaniments, dosa (Thosai) is surprisingly not that much like a Big Mac, though the statue is just as freakishly cheerful.
Monday, October 6, 2008
Deepavali continues to provide us, and the rest of Little India, with colour, chaos and excitement. These pictures are from the Deepavali craft market, where decorations, clothes, jewelry, A1 cookies, and Engrish shirts are sold. I have not bought anything yet, as I am waiting for the Day after Deepavali discount sale. Does anyone want a peacock decoration for Christmas? Bangles? Henna?